Examples Of Reputation In The Crucible

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Many People will do crazy things to preserve their reputation. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller Strange, things happen in Salem during 1692, and innocent people got hurt because of it. The main conflict is Abby because she makes up ridiculous lies about who did it when she was the one doing witch craft in Salem and innocent people died because of it such as: Giles, Proctor, and Rebecca. Abby, Proctor, and Parris are the main characters in The Crucible. Parris, Proctor, and Abby portray the theme that people will go through extreme measures to preserve their reputation. Firstly, Abby is one of the characters who portrays the theme that people will go through extreme measures to preserve the reputation. To start, Abby portrays the theme …show more content…
Abby, Tituba, Mercy, and Mary were the ones in the forest and Mercy were dancing naked in the forest and that they were drinking chicken blood, which is a sign of witchcraft. She says they were just having fun in the forest and that they were not doing witchcraft at all. This quote portrays the theme because she risks her life to preserve her name by trying to say there is nothing wrong with my name and she lies about not being in forest. This further demonstrates the theme when she says, "My name is good in the village! I will not have it said my name is sailed! Good Proctor is a gasping liar!"(Miller 1.149-151.140). The character portrays the theme because he wants to keep her name good because she says that everyone in the village knows her name and that she is a good person; however, Goody Proctor is trying to turn her name around to make it bad because she may believe the Elizabeth knows of the affair with John Proctor. This is similar to the …show more content…
To start, John tells Judge Danforth "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I may have given you my soul; leave me my name!"(Miller 4.725-729.207). He is trying to preserve his reputation because he believes his name should not from him because they will take his name, and put in on the church if he confesses to the crimes of witchcraft. However, Danforth says he cannot tell them anything without a written statement on why you did. As a result, john will not sign the form because he believes he should not go down like a saint. This quote shows that he trys to portray the theme because he trys to preserve his name by not signing a form because he does not want his name to be above the churches entrance. This further demonstrates the theme when he says "you are the high court; your word is good enough! Tell them I confessed myself; say proctor broke to his knees and wept like a woman; say what you will, but my name cannot!"(Miller 4.712-715.207). John portrays the theme because he is trying to protect his name, and he knows he did something bad; however, witchcraft was not what he had done. Also, He believes he should not go down like a saint like Rebecca because he believes he

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